• Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/20/18 6:59am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) suffered a cut to his right thumb during practice Wednesday, Jan. 17, which was gushing blood and required multiple stitches, according to a source close to the situation. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the injury occurred when RB Rex Burkhead collided with him. Brady was held out of practice Thursday, Jan. 18, but was 'zinging it pretty good' when he returned to action as a limited practice participant Friday, Jan. 19.

    Huddle Up: Brady was listed as questionable on the injury report but it would be a total surprise if he wasn't under center for the AFC Championship Game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Jan. 21. He should be viewed as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all fantasy formats despite the thumb issue.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/20/18 5:38pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) will start the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: To some this comes as no surprise, but the Patriots were worried for a bit. Brady should have another effective game but could be a bit hamstrung by the Jaguars' defense.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/20/18 8:39pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) will 'probably' wear a glove on his throwing hand to protect his stitches against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brady reportedly threw the ball well in practice despite the injury, so don't hesitate to use him in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/20/18 8:55pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been a utilized as both a runner and receiver when healthy, and he will be worth a look in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 1/20/18 8:51pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) won't play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Gillislee out of action, Dion Lewis becomes a little easier to trust in DFS contests. Rex Burkhead could also be worth a flier.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/19/18 1:07pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead appears to have a decent chance to play in the championship game, but owners will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He would have a role in the rushing and passing game if he plays and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/19/18 1:06pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Brady should be able to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite being listed as questionable. He will have a tough matchup this week but can still be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in a majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 1/19/18 1:14pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has not played in several weeks and could be inactive again even though he has been participating in practice. He would only see limited touches if he plays and would not be a strong fantasy option.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/18/18 9:48am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 18, after injuring his hand in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17. The swelling in Brady's hand doesn't appear to have worsened as he was practicing instead of receiving treatment. The extent of Brady's practice participation was not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: It's likely that Brady was a limited participant, but it's encouraging nonetheless that he was on the field after hurting the hand yesterday. Unless he suffers a severe setback or aggravation he will be playing in the AFC Championship and is easily this weekend's top daily fantasy quarterback option.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/18/18 1:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially listed as did not practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Brady was on the field but probably did not participate in drills during practice. He is expected to play in the AFC Championship game despite the injury and is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 1/18/18 1:35pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee's status for the AFC Championship game is uncertain, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He would see limited carries if he plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars and may not be a great fantasy option.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/18/18 1:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead did not play last week despite practicing, so his status for the AFC Championship game is uncertain at this point. He probably would receive a limited role if he is active for the game but could be a flex option in leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/18/18 6:33pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is a perfect 7-0 in his career against the Jacksonville Jaguars, including in playoff games. It's his most wins without a loss against a single opponent. Additionally, in those seven games, Brady has completed 171-of-237 passes (72.2 percent) for 1,832 yards, to go along with 17 touchdowns compared to only two interceptions.

    Huddle Up: Brady owns stellar numbers for his career opposite Jacksonville but this Jaguars defense may be unlike any he's ever faced. On top of that, it appears he'll be suiting up on Sunday afternoon at less than 100 percent, which could make him a risky chalky play in DFS formats this weekend. Despite this, he's still the top option to roll with at his position out of all four starting QBs.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/17/18 12:52pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') missed his media session Wednesday, Jan. 17, because he was receiving treatment from the team's medical staff.

    Huddle Up: Brady's ailments don't appear to be too serious. The odds of Brady missing the AFC Championship are about as good as Vince Wilfork besting John Ross in a foot race.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/17/18 1:37pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was one of the most unsung free-agent signings last offseason. After eight total touchdowns and over 500 total yards, he'll be a quality low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 candidate in PPR leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/17/18 1:32pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: As was stated earlier, barring an unforeseen, drastic setback, Brady will not miss the AFC Championship. Even at 41 years old at the start of the 2018 regular season, Brady will be a top-tier QB1.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/17/18 2:51pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) underwent X-rays on his injured hand Wednesday, Jan. 17, but they did not show any structural damage, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brady could be limited during practice for the rest of the week but should be ready to play in the AFC Championship game. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues despite the tough matchup.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/17/18 7:22pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (hand) 'hand should be OK,' a source told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. It could affect him 'slightly' but the belief is that he should be good overall for the Conference Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Normally, when it comes to postseason affairs, Brady has been as reliable as can be throughout the history of the game, but going up against arguably the best defense in football at less than 100 percent could prove to be the ultimate challenge. Despite this, it's hard not to view him as the top QB1 option for DFS formats this weekend.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/15/18 5:00am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: The team has a number of injuries at the position, and Burkhead could slot in for some short-yardage work. He's a flex option in playoff formats.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/15/18 11:08pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's three-touchdown performance in the team's Divisional Round victory Saturday, Jan. 13, against the Tennessee Titans was his 10th such performance in the postseason, breaking a tie with retired QB Joe Montana for most career playoff games with three or more passing touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: At this point, it'd be a surprise to find any sort of passing-related record in the playoffs that Brady doesn't hold. He's probably going to go down as the greatest quarterback to have ever played the game, and even at age 40, he's still the best going in the world today. Despite a tough matchup on tap versus Jacksonville's terrific defense, Brady figures to put up yet another useful stat line on Championship Sunday.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 7:21am ET

    New England Patriots RB James White (ankle) is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: White was listed as questionable on the injury report but was a limited participant in all three practice sessions during the week. He is worthy of consideration as a flex option in PPR fantasy formats, with RBs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) appearing likely to be held out of the game.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 7:16am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee was only able to participate in one practice session during the week on a limited basis and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Assuming that he is inactive for the game, RB James White should see additional snaps versus Tennessee as the backup to RB Dion Lewis.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 7:14am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in all three practice sessions during the week. Expect RB James White to see additional snaps if Burkhead is held out of the game.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 3:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White (ankle) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: White will serve as the team's No. 2 running back and should be used in the passing game. He can be a flex option for owners in most leagues.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/13/18 9:29pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six passes on nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: As long as Gronkowski stays healthy, you can expect strong lines from him as long as the Patriots stay alive in the postseason.

  • Dion Lewis - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 9:25pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught nine passes for 79 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Lewis' recent momentum carried into the playoffs, and he needs to be considered a RB1 if you are playing playoff fantasy football of any type.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/13/18 9:19pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 35 of his 53 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Brady carved up Tennessee's secondary, and if you are playing playoff fantasy football, he should continue to deliver big results.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 1/13/18 9:36pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola caught 11 passes on 13 targets for 112 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Amendola had more catches and more yards than he had during any game during the regular season. He could be a nice DFS sleeper next weekend in case the trend continues.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 1/13/18 9:51pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 29 yards and a score in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: White didn't score during the regular season, but he now has five touchdowns in his last two postseason games. Dion Lewis is the safest bet in New England's backfield, but if Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee remain sidelined next weekend, White could be a sneaky DFS play.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 1/13/18 9:46pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught three passes on nine targets for 32 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Cooks' fantasy owners should be used to this. Playing in an offense that spreads the ball around, Cooks is going to remain prone to the occasional clunker.

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